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than the president and much of that money is being spent in ohio. both romney and president obama are hitting the buckeye state hard. >> i've got a plan that will actually create jobs, a plan that will actually create middle class security. >> this ohio rally the last stop on a 48 hour battleground blitz. a new fox news poll of the swing state of virginia shows the obama/biden team down two points. the democratic ticket won virginia in 2008, the first democratic ticket to do so since 1964. there he is, mark plotkin with us again tonight. the president behind a couple points in virginia. what do you make of that? >> well, virginia is basically a republican state and they've had a good series of victories. governor bob mcdonnell won in 2009. they won the lieutenant governorship, the attorney generalship, became even in the state and have overriding majorities in the statehouse and if is basically a republican state and the -- it is basically a republican state and the president is counting on the changing demographics in virginia and as you said, it was 40 years before they actually
in the white house who cannot just talk about it but who can do it. >> reporter: president obama also is in ohio today telling a crowd in springfield that when it comes to the economy, he wants to finish what he started. >> the reason i'm here today is because we know we've got more work to do. as long as there's a single american who wants a job but can't find one, our work is not done. >> reporter: it's as by final push for the campaigns as both are dispatching their vice presidential candidates, spouses and even a former president to stump through swing state from now until election day on tuesday. >>> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin joins us tonight. we just heard her allude to this, the candidates making closing arguments still focusing on those key battleground states. let's start with pennsylvania, mitt romney making another push in that state. does that mean this is not a lock for the president? >> that was not even supposed to be a battleground state. barack obama won it four years ago by 10 points. romney hasn't been there in over a month. he's coming there sunday. som
to be able to determine which way ohio went after all this conversation about ohio. >> and lastly, 20 seconds here, a bit of levity from the obama campaign, talk being shaving mustache. >> david axelrod said, mark his word, if michigan, minnesota or, we talked about pennsylvania go to mr. romney, he would shave his mustache off. >> fox 5 political analyst mark plotkin. >>> thousands of d.c. residents received text messages from people that urge them to vote for mitt romney. the texts are not breaking any laws because they are sent in e- mails and then converted to text messages. but, still, people want to know how the company got their phone numbers. >> it's pretty simple. they can just, you know -- it's cheap enough to send these e- mails. can you do it for a fraction of the penny per message that they can just pick a range of numbers and just blast them out and, it's even -- if even half of them gets to some of these eyeballs by the end of the day, that's worth it to them. >> mike debonis tried to reach out to the advertising company but he did not receive a return phone call. >>> you decid
campaigns suspended activities the past few days. president obama will be on the ground in new jersey tomorrow. mitt romney we saw there taking food donations in ohio. any fallout from this? >> what it does is affect their travel schedule. they're going about seven battleground states. now they have to make real clear decisions which they're going to emphasize and which they're going to discard. so they don't have the luxury of scotching around going around the country with so many different states. they'll have to be much more precise about which time and which place they're going to concentrate on. >> let's talk about some of those key battleground states. of course, we know ohio has been almost no. 1 on the list. what is going on there that could impact the outcome of this election? >> you have a possible scenario, everybody says and i've said it repeatedly and i'll say it again, no republican has been elected without ohio and since 1960 when john kennedy lost no democrat has won without ohio. having said that there is a possible scenario by which romney can actually lose ohio, be
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